Help YLD kickoff the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign to build a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and around the world. In honor of the 10th Anniversary, YLD's Big Event Fundraiser is expected to be bigger than ever with over 2,000 young adults in attendance. This is one BIG night with even BIGGER talent you won't want to miss.
Start your night with the Ben-Gurion Society (BGS) VIP reception from 7:00 - 8:30 PM at the Loews Chicago Hotel (100 steps from the Sheraton). The BGS VIP reception includes premium open bar, heavy hors d’ouevres and more! This reception is for YLD donors who contribute $1,000 or more to the JUF Annual Campaign.
Learn more about BGS.
Settle in for stand-up comedy and a conversation with James Corden at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel. Get inspired to make your contribution to our Jewish community. Doors open at 8:15 PM. Program will begin promptly at 9:00 PM.
Keep the party going for more fun! A live band with dancing, late night food, and open bar kicks off next door at the Loews Chicago Hotel for two hours immediately following the program.
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an adult only event (21+, Please bring photo ID). Dietary laws are observed. Cocktail attire. Not sure what to expect? Check out photos from last year’s event.
JUF’s Young Leadership Division is committed to building a better Jewish community in Chicago, Israel, and around the world. Dollars raised for the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign at YLD's Big Event Fundraiser are allocated to a network of nearly 70 agencies and programs that care for 500,000 Chicagoans of all faiths and two million Jews around the world.
So what does that all mean? This event is fun and you can make an impact!
Your attendance at YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser signifies your commitment to pledge at least $25 to the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign. If you are a first-time donor, your $25 pledge is included in your ticket price. If you are already a donor, you will be asked to match or increase your previous JUF gift, and $25 of your ticket price will go towards payment of your 2018 pledge.
The fair market value of this event is $85, which is not tax-deductible. Your ticket includes a $25 pledge payment, which is tax-deductible.
...launches a support and social network for LGBTQ students on campus or sends a young Jewish adult on a Birthright Israel trip
...provides food assistance for a Holocaust survivor in need
...helps an adult with mental health needs gain skills needed for employment
...supplies 7-10 days’ food and toiletries for two struggling families of 4
...funds an anti-bullying program for 30 local middle school students
...brings a holiday food package to a Chicagoan in need
...funds a 7-day CTA pass for a working poor individual in need
Become a table host to secure group seating with your friends! As a table host, you will be asked to fill a table of 12 (including yourself) by having your friends register online. To become a table host, please contact YLD@juf.org. All other seating will be general admission. Hosting a table is the perfect way to get friends, family, co-workers and more to YLD’s biggest event of the year. They deserve to have fun and support the needs of our local and global communities too, right?
Lisa Tarshis, President
Mike Schwartz, Executive Vice President
Ben Halbig, Vice President
Rebecca Hoffman, Vice President
Nathan Redisch, Vice President
Garrett Salk, Vice President
Courtney Cohen, 2018 Campaign Chair
Alex Entratter, 2018 Campaign Vice Chair
Katie Berger, 2017 Campaign Chair
Sarah Kozin, 2017 Campaign Vice Chair
Orly Henry, Ex-Officio
Melanie Beatus, 2017-2018 Ben-Gurion Society Chair
Emily Berman Pevnick
Matthew K. Miller
YLD’s Big Event Fundraiser is an amazing sponsorship opportunity for any company or organization. If you would like to learn about our sponsorship packages, contact Elizabeth Wyner at YLD@juf.org.
The Sheraton Chicago Hotel is located at 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago.
Paid Parking is available, as well as valet service. Parking fee: $30 for the event and $54 for overnight.
Enter the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and follow the signage to the East side of the lobby floor, where you will find event security and check in. We’ll have people and signs posted to direct you.
Overnight accommodations are available at a discounted rate of $119.
The Loews Chicago Hotel is located at 455 N. Park Drive, Chicago
Discounted Paid Parking is available for $30.
Overnight accommodations are available at a discounted rate of $209/night for Kings and $219 for doubles.
YLD's Big Event Fundraiser will kick off the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign. Your attendance requires a gift to the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign and reflects your commitment to help build a stronger Jewish community in Chicago, Israel and throughout the world.
Tickets are $110.
If you are a first-time donor, your attendance requires a minimum gift of $25 to the 2018 JUF Annual Campaign, which is included in your ticket price.
Current donors will be asked to match or increase your previous JUF gift, which you will have the opportunity to do during the program. $25 of your ticket price will go towards payment of your 2018 pledge.
Ticket price includes comedy show and after-party with two hours of open bar, late night food and live music.
The fair market value of this event is $85, which is not tax-deductible.